The Bears head to Big D for their first visit to Jerry Jones’ monument to, um, well, himself, the new $1.3 billion Cowboys Stadium. The Bears will learn firsthand that everything is bigger in Texas, as Jerry pulled out all of the stops for this giant stadium. Check out some fun facts of the new Cowboys Stadium:
- Cowboys Stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world.
- It has the world’s largest column-free interior
- It has the largest retractable end zone doors in the world. The five 38′ panels can be fully opened in 18 minutes.
- The stadium is 3 football fields long from end zone door to end zone door and encompasses 104 million cubic feet of volume.
- It has the world’s largest hi-definition video monitor, measuring 160′ wide x 72′ high, spanning between the 20 yard lines (like the Bears’ offense)
- Standard football capacity is 80,000 but it’s expandable to 111,000 with standard room only.
- The record attendance for a football game is 105,121 when the Cowboys opened the stadium against the New York Giants last season.
- Cowboys Stadium with host the 2011 Super Bowl. The Cowboys hope to be the first “home team” to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.